About Us


NH EPSCoR advances our state’s competitiveness in science and engineering by strategically investing in research infrastructure; promoting education in STEM; and partnering with businesses that enhance job creation and economic development.


Jan Nesbit

NH EPSCoR State Director

Jan Nisbet, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Research
University of New Hampshire 



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  Statewide Committee

The NH EPSCoR Statewide Committee is composed of 16 members representing industry, the executive and legislative branches, and higher education in NH. Its purpose is to positively affect sustainable improvement in the capacities of NH’s universities and 2- and 4- year colleges to compete successfully for research and development funds, and to stimulate complementary efforts in education and human resource development to ensure growth and support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research and training.

The Committee led the development of the state NH Science and Technology Plan and Data Toolkit, and provides oversight to NSF EPSCoR projects. It meets three times each year to review research, outreach and workforce progress, assist in outreach and evaluation, and support linkages with business and industry, state policy-makers, private and not-for-profit entities, and community members, including members of underrepresented groups.

Current members >>


Kevin Gardner

Associate Director

Kevin Gardner, Ph.D.



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 Michelle Gregoire

Program Manager

Michelle Gregoire


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 Susan Higgins

Financial Coordinator

Susan Higgins


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Communications and Information Manager

Evelyn Jones


603 862 1804






Allison Wasiewski

Program Support Assistant

Allison Wasiewski


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